Extranasopharyngeal Angio- fibroma: A rare entity

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Extranasopharyngeal Angio- fibroma: A rare entity

Saridah Mahdah, Aung Lwin Oo, Kathreena Kadir: Extranasopharyngeal Angiofibroma: A rare entity. Mal. J. Oral Maxillofac. Surg. 2017; 15: 23–27.

Abstract: Extranasopharyngeal angiofibroma (ENA) is a rare entity. It is a highly vascular benign tumour, which can be locally aggressive. The distinct feature of ENA from nasopharyngeal angiofibroma is the site of origin is away from the nasopharyngeal region. Surgical removal remains as the first line of treatment. Being vascular in nature, it carries the risk of excessive bleeding intra-operatively. The role of embolization prior to surgical excision has been highlighted and delivers tremendous help in controlling the excessive blood loss. Despite the rarity of ENA, inclusion of ENA as differential diagnosis of head and neck tumour should not be missed. We report a case of ENA of maxilla with bony erosion that was initially diagnosed of ossifying fibroma.